Healing Sounds: Sound Bath with Katie Down
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About the Event
Sound Bath Meditations are deep listening experiences through all the senses with sound as a focal point for illuminating the idea that everything is made of vibration, and in the act of listening we are able to self-heal, connect deeply with one another, and create new neural-pathways for our inherent well-being and equanimity. Our central nervous system can become highly charged due to external forces and Sound Bath Meditations have been found to help with the regulation of stress responses, enabling a sense of calm, deep relaxation, and creative visualization. Therapeutic musical drone instruments used include various types of singing bowls, tuning forks, monochords, shruti boxes, hand pa percussion and voice to help facilitate emotional and physical release, connection, and awareness through our ultimate act of self-care and compassion for others - listening.
"Katie helps us really go on a journey. I feel like I'm floating and during the sound meditation, I felt a lot of physical shifts. It was very powerful. Katie has a knack for being able to improvise and know what people need in the room, helping us to open up where we might have stuck or blocked energy. I find that after her sound baths, I sleep much deeper at night."
"I enjoyed the loving and harmonic energies and within the first 5 minutes I was already having dream-like images which sent me into a deep place which I needed. I'm very relaxed, soothed, and rejuvenated. Whether you realize it or not, you can sense the sound going directly to your body and soul. Katie was a really great facilitator, not only because of her expertise on the instruments, but just the way she spoke to us at the beginning in regards to helping our minds to settle and relax into the experience, and then at the end when she invited us to do vocal sounds, it really brought me back into my body in a beautiful way by feeling the vibration of my own voice."
About the Instructor:
Katie Down, (LCAT, MT-BC, MMT, MM) is a licensed creative arts therapist, music psychotherapist, Reiki practitioner, deep listening practitioner, educator, performer and composer. She has been facilitating sound bath meditations and deep listening workshops for over 10 years offering classes, and training programs in music therapy and sound meditation/healing as well as clinical supervision for LCATs, LCSWs, MDs and other creative arts therapists.
Katie received her master's degree in Music Psychotherapy at New York University with additional trauma training at the Institute for Contemporary Psychotherapy and with Laurel Parnell in EMDR and Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction with Paulette Graf.
Incorporating MBSR, EMDR, and creative visualization for trauma and trauma-related symptoms, Katie provides a nurturing, grounded and open environment for opening the heart and letting go of blockages and negative patterns that hold us back from feeling connected to our higher selves and each other.
Katie is the Department Chair of Music Therapy at the Brooklyn Music School, meditation teacher at MNDFL, and practitioner at Maha Rose Center for Healing and MINKA Brooklyn.
She co-directs the Maha Rose Sound School and the Sound Therapy Training Institute for Bodyworkers. Katie has designed and taught the courses "Music and Mindfulness in Clinical Applications" for The Spiegel Academy, "The Art of Listening "at NYU, and The School of Visual Arts, "Deep Listening Through Sound Meditation" at Cal State Fullerton, "Sound and Mindfulness in Contemplative Care" at the Art of Healing conference at The Jewish Theological Seminary, The Expressive Arts Therapy Summit, and The International Conference on Deep Listening, and has presented at grand rounds presentations for local NY hospitals.
Katie has worked internationally in the Balkans, South Africa, and Ecuador, offering workshops in improvisation and song writing and has studied with Musicians Without Borders in their Training for Trainers workshop in the Netherlands and continues to work towards social justice for refugees and marginalized populations.
Learn more about Katie and her work: https://www.soundwellcenter.com
Wainwright House Cancellation Policy: No refunds will be offered if you do not show up, are late, or leave early from a program. If you need to cancel, fees can be transferred to another event.